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Biographical Sketch
Hon. George Storch
Atchison County, Kansas


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The following transcription is from a 750 page book titled "Genealogical and Biographical Record of North-Eastern Kansas, dated 1900.  These have been diligently transcribed and generously contributed by Penny R. Harrell, please give her a very big Thank You for her hard work!

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Hon. George Storch

For more than three decades the subject of this sketch, Hon. George Storch, has been identified with Atchison, Kansas, figuring in its business and political circles, and occupying a high place in the esteem of his fellow citizens.

Mr. Storch is a native of Bavaria, Germany, and was born February 22, 1835, a son of Thomas and Margaret Storch, who lived and died in Germany.  His father being a farmer, George was reared to farm life, and received the usual educational advantages extended by the common schools of his native land, attending the same until his sixteenth year.

In 1853 he emigrated to the United States, making the voyage in a sailing vessel from Bremen to New Orleans, at which port he landed after ten weeks on the ocean.  From New Orleans he went by steamboat to St. Louis, Missouri and thence to Casco, in that state, where he engaged in farming.  In the spring of 1859 he came to Atchison, Kansas.  At that time, however, he remained only a brief period.

Going to Kennekuk, Kansas he opened a general store and was engaged in merchandising at that place until 1867, when he disposed of his stock and store.  Since that year he has been a resident of Atchison.  Here he embarked in the real estate and banking business.

He was one of the leading organizers of and chief stockholders in the German Savings Bank, of which he was elected president.  He served as president of this bank until its stock was purchased by the United States National Bank, and of this bank also he was made president, and filled the office until the concern went voluntarily into liquidation.

Since then he has devoted his time chiefly to the real estate business, dealing in both city and farm property, and handling annually a large amount of business.  Mr. Storch's political career has covered a number of years and includes valued service in various official capacities.

He is a stanch Republican, and it is at the hands of this party that he has received his official honors. He was county commissioner two terms; four years was a member of the school board, one term of which he was president; and was a member of the Atchison city council, being president of the council one year.  Three terms he served as city treasurer.

In 1864 he was elected to the state legislature as a representative from his district, and again, in 1875, he was honored with the same office.  During his last term in the legislature he was a member of the ways and means committee.

Mr. Storch was married, in 1859, to Miss Elizabeth Fox, a native of Evansville, Indiana, and a daughter of John Fox and his wife Elizabeth.  The children of this union are two, a daughter and a son, Louisa J. and George H., the latter being now associated in the real estate business with his father.  The daughter is the wife of Oscar Lips, of Atchison, and they have one child, Charles Lips.

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